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Ontario Underwater Explorers

Board of Directors


Nicolien Veenhuizen


Nicolien has been diving since 1995 and a member of OUE since 1996.  She is both a warm-water and cold-water diver.  Nicolien continues to be one of the members who has been diving once-a-month, 12-months a year for over 20 years!


Brant Telfer

Director, Training

Too modest

Too busy




Ready to take the plunge into leadership? Join our scuba diving club as Vice President and dive into the deep end of decision-making!


Mike Harpell

Chair, Scuba Swap


Katia Rayzberg Membership Director

Katia Rayzberg

Director, Membership

When Katia accidentally fell into scuba diving, she was afraid of everything underwater, including water itself. Years later she found herself not only diving cold Ontario lakes, but also being cave certified.


Louis-Pierre Dagenais


Louis first initiation to scuba was cleaning underwater lights in public pool.  In 2017 he decided to start again and got certified. Louis dove on 4 continents and has over 150 recorded dives in cold or salt water.


Melissa Soon

Director, Dive

Melissa loves the feeling of diving, even if there is nothing to see. You will see her often at the pool swimming or freediving.


Ro Omrow


Ro Omrow has been diving since 1986.  His love of James Bond and the Thunderball movie was the spark that lit his fire for SCUBA diving and the world underwater.

Blue Water

With Gratitude to Our Presidents

Rohan Omrow

 ◦ 1996 ◦ 1997 ◦ 2009 ◦ 2020 ◦ 2021 ◦ 

Bill Fielder

 ◦ 1998 ◦ 1999 ◦ 2000 ◦ 2001 ◦ 

Adam Charlinski

 ◦ 2006 ◦ 2007 ◦ 2008 ◦

Brant Telfer

 ◦ 2011 ◦ 2012 ◦ 2014 ◦

Dragan Zugic

 ◦ 2016 ◦

David Cebo

 ◦ 2018 ◦ 2019 ◦ 

Ice diving photography © Jerzy Kowalczuk.  Visit

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